August 7, 2014

American Elite Embraces a New Africa

Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

What most Americans know about Rwanda probably comes from the movie Hotel Rwanda, the true story of a hotel clerk who sheltered more than a thousand Tutsis from a Hutu militia’s murderous rampage. And President Clinton famously said his biggest regret was doing nothing to stop the 1994 Rwandan genocide. So it may be a shock to discover that 20 years later, the country is being touted as an African success story, an example of what is possible on the long-troubled continent.

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